Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Lolley's quest for perfect brows




Having read Blooming lily's post yesterday on knocking off a few years… I reminded myself it's time for me to go and get my eyebrows shaped. I've found that eyebrow maintenance happens to be the one thing I can do to make myself look years younger in an instant and feel so much more confident! But it can also be a very traumatic process…

CHAPTER 1

As a teen I had the most ghastly brows you ever did. Firstly, they were not symmetrical, in fact they were not even similar! My mother had an unsuccessful attempt at shaping them, and then I followed up with severe plucking, resulting in brows that looked like a couple of hairy hockey sticks. NOT pretty!

During my 20s and 30s the brows were ignored – a long fringe helping to disguise the fact that they virtually met in the middle! 



More recently I began to pay them more attention and decided to recruit the help of my beauty therapist. A quick inspection and then out came the hot wax: "yes" she agreed "they are in a bit of a state, to put it mildly". I lay on her couch feeling that sense of nervousness and excitement at what was in store, imagining myself with brows like Halle Berry…



"There, all done" my trusted therapist showed me the wax strips. They looked like pieces of sellotape that had been attached to a wool carpet for a few weeks! 

So trusting was I that I bounced off the couch and dived straight for my purse and handed over the payment. It wasn't until I was at her front door that it occurred to me that I should check in the mirror – afterall, I may be a little pink around the area and a dash of foundation might not go amiss. 

Oh horror! Where were my model brows… where were my BROWS! All but the thinnest line of hair remained above my eyes! 



The shock was such that words escaped me, all I could manage was a mere squeak. I grabbed my coat and dashed for the car…

to be continued…

5 comments:

Holly said...

ohh i can't wait for your follow-up! I used to wax religiously, now i tweeze whenever i have time. Also i neglect the right brow, as its usually covered by my bangs-whoops!!

Meka said...

LOL! What we women do. I just tweezed mine after two weeks of neglect. I can't trust anyone else to do them for me. There's only *a little* pain!... I think I do a good job, but a few months ago someone said to me, "Ooh, your brows look good. I could never wear mine so thin." OUCH. I took another look in the mirror, and, alas, she was correct. I had gone overboard.

Spillar said...

Oh I agree....if only I had the perfect brow

I have found in my quest that I have become the crazy traffic light browser. I find that I have the best light in the car and what better time to fix than while I am at a red light. But.... I am always fearful that a fellow neighbor or friend will find me out.

Karen said...

that did make me laugh! I don't think I could stand the pain of that!!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Ohh... I so agree; eyebrow shapes are so important... they define our face indeed... great post! Hope to hear fm you too dear...
One more thing over-plucked is the worst!!
greetings fm California!